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Cat Power – “Manhattan” (Ryan Hemsworth remix)

Ryan Hemsworth is on one right now. He’s been releasing consistently great material for a while now, but this Cat Power remix really seals the deal. Taking the original from double time to half time (and from a major to minor key) this mix makes the track all that more reflective, but adds a dose of bump. Can’t wait to hear more. Continue reading

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DJ Shadow All Bases Covered

For music fans and creators, there’s always something special about the artist who changes everything for you; who opens the door to new sounds, possibilities, forms of expression. For me, DJ Shadow is one of those artists. Discovering his music in my teens lead me to a great deal of the music I love today, from record collecting culture and electronic music to corners of the hip-hop universe I hadn’t been aware of until that point. Shadow has always been a great inspiration to me, and it’s an honor to be warming up for his Brooklyn appearance tomorrow.

Shadow’s DJ sets are always something special, covering a huge range of music, and all put together with serious skills on the cut, trick mixing, etc. I’ll be starting things off with a straight-ahead hip-hop set, and I’m amped to break out some rap tunes that have been neglected in some of my more eclectic sets lately. Pre-sale tickets are unfortunately sold out, but there will be a limited quantity of tickets available at the door starting around 6 PM. Hope to see some of you there if you’re coming to the show! Continue reading

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MeLo X Previews New Album On Worldwide Smash

If you’ve been following bass music or hip-hop (or fuck it, fashion or photography) in NY, there’s a good chance that you’ve come across MeLo X‘s work. An affiliate of the Cassette NYC crew (who are kindof on hiatus right now due to the total BLOWING UP of just about all of them), I first me MeLo when he came by the EVR studio w/ the Sonnymoon guys for an interview. Since then I’ve seen him perform a 1-man beat assault at Le Poisson Rouge, release an excellent 12″ single w/ Machinedrum on Innovative Leisure, and continue to knock out some serious heat on regular beat tapes. This week he’ll be coming by Worldwide Smash to preview his new album Fewture, which you can pre-order here. Tune in at midnight EST on Thurs 1/26 for the jams.

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New 45 Min. Mix For Brooklyn Radio

Brookyln Radio plays host to shows and mixes from a TON of friends & family, including Bastard Jazz, Subatomic Sound System, The Rub, Jubilee and many more, so when they asked me to contribute a guest mix, I was excited to be in such good company. It gave me the opportunity to put together some of my favorite pieces of music in a bit more polished form than the live mixing I do on East Village Radio. I was also happy to be able to add some mix in some less beat-centric music, especially the amazing solo saxophone performance from Colin Stetson in the middle of the mix. I’m pleased with the results, to the point that it makes me want to consider podcasting again. I don’t see that happening anytime too soon though, so in the meantime stream this one below, and if you need more short-form mixes, I posted my previous podcast series The Raw & The Crooked on my Mixcloud page.

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